- PROFILE-Bottled without added sulfur, this wine is soft, brightly fresh with black-currant flavors.
- VARIETAL-90% Merlot, 10%Cabernet Franc
Vigneron Christophe Quebec works a 4 hectare plot in the village of Rauzan on the Right Bank, about 4 km south of the Dordogne river. He is a 4th generation, old-school Bordeaux farmer, working the same soils his great-grandfather worked going back to 1908. Stéphane Derenoncourt and Frédéric Massie of Derenoncourt Consultants began working alongside Christophe about 12 years ago, providing sound counsel in the effort of helping Christophe tap his terroir’s unique expression of clay and limestone. For the moment, only 4 hectares of his family’s property are used in the making of the Chateau L’Angevin label. In 2012, with the improvement in quality of his remaining 40 hectares of vineyards since Derenoncourt’s involvement, Christophe has built a state of the art facility adjoining his small winery where he will gradually be able to include more fruit from his recuperated vineyards into the offering for Château L’Angevin.
It’s fair to refer to the Chateau’s winery as new-school: temperature-controlled steel tanks for fermentation, and a meticulous attention to detail are employed to keep the winery impeccably clean, and the wine incredibly fresh.